When I first got this stuff, I didn’t give it too much of a chance, since it was a wax. But I decided to give it one more chance…
Under the lid, it says “Get Greasy!” or some shit. This stuff is not greasy in any way (some like that.) But it also has no sheen at all. So this stuff won’t get me greasy man!
Applying this stuff through my palms, was a pain, and it did NOT spread in my hair evenly at all. It clumped up, and was a bitch. I tried to hot wet comb it, and it made it even worse. So I said fuck it, whipped out the blow dryer and melted this shit down. What else was I to do, I don’t want white crap in my hair!
Melted it down, let it settle down and cool down, and styled it up.
That’s the only way you’ll be able to use this stuff. No other way. And you have to apply it to dry hair, or else it will not come off your palms, AT ALL. Kind of a let down, as I prefer to apply pomades through damp hair.
Anyways. Playing around with styling it, and it does a pretty good job holding my hair in place and what not. But as a wax, I knew it would do what waxes do best. Attracted every little piece of lint and fiber floating around the air. So that was a pain in the ass. A nice full pomp, will easily be ruined with a few specks of lint. And that’s what this stuff does. Imagine going outside with it!
A day after and a morning shower, my hair was sort of flaky and gross looking. What did I have to use again? The blow dryer. Had to blow dry this stuff in, once again. And it wasn’t even an additional amount! It was the day before’s wax! Bummer.
I was thinking about the other High Life pomades were out there. They make something called Voodoo Brew. It’s a dark purple colored wax to prevent flaking. What people may or may not realize, it is to prevent the flaking from the product itself. Not to conceal and dandruff flakes. Not too sure how I’d feel to know that this pomade is made to conceal it’s true identity… Hmmmm…
All in all, it did pomp my hair real nicely. But factoring in the necessity of the blow dryer and the ridiculous flaking, this is probably 0ne of my least favorite pomade waxes out there. Not everyone has a blow dryer, and that’s the only way to get rid of these flakes. Would I, buy it again? Since my girlfriend owns a blow dryer… MAYBE… But since I don’t see myself using this often at all, I’m pretty sure I’ll have a decent amount to hold me off for a good year or three. Wax pomades, are just not my thing.
But here are a few pics of my hair to see how this stuff styles. It does a good job, but not buy a blow dryer just to use a wax pomade good of a job. I’d recommend this stuff for anyone who is a hair stylist, who is doing a shoot or something. Because; 1) They use blow dryers. 2) Too greasy looking of a pomade will mess with the shoot. 3) You can’t just use a gel for a a photo shoot, unless you want to be a herb. That’s all. Can’t really recommend this stuff for anyone really. Even blond folk will even have flakes! And if they use Voodoo Brew, they’d have black flakes! So there you have it. Probably one of the last postings about High Life.
So until then, enjoy or hate the pic.
Don’t mind the winking…